churros con chocolate

Churros con Chocolate

Last Updated on 05/10/2021 by richard

These easy churros are served with a delicious warm chocolate sauce, for a fun and delicious treat.

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churros con chocolate

Churros con Chocolate

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Starter, Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 14
Calories 202 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the cinnamon sugar:

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the chocolate sauce:

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup finely chopped semisweet 70% chocolate

For the Churros Dough:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying about 4 cups (1 L)

Instructions
 

  • Cinammon Sugar: In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon just to combine. Set aside.
  • For the chocolate sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the cream. Let it come to a gentle simmer, making sure it doesn’t boil. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, then pour the hot cream over the chocolate and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Allow to sit for 4 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted. Remove the plastic wrap, and whisk or stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Churros Dough: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, salt, and vegetable oil. Bring to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat. Using a wooden spoon, beat in the flour until thick paste forms. Return the pan to the heat, and cook for another minute.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or wok over medium-high heat to 375°F (191°C). Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  • Place the dough into the piping bag. Pipe dough about 2 1/2 inches (6 cm) in length into the oil, use scissors to cut the dough. Do 3 or 4 at a time so as not to overcrowd the pot. Deep-fry until golden brown and crispy, about 4 minutes. Remove using a slotted spoon or spider and let drain on the paper towel–lined baking sheet. Immediately toss with the cinnamon sugar to ensure the coating will stick. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with the chocolate sauce.

Notes

These are most easily made using a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. That’s what makes the ridged shape in the churros.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 10g
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